Useful Links

[Note: All the names in this colour below have active links to the sites/resources names. Just click on the coloured name and a new page for that site will open immediately]

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

Child and Youth Mental Health Services (CYMHS) QLD

Headspace  1800 650 890

Kids Helpline  1800 551 800

Lifeline  13 11 14
Note that Lifeline now also has the #BeALifeline Direct Message (DM) Chatbot
Users must have a Twitter account to converse with the chatbot, 
which directs people to Lifeline resources, including contact details for telephone or online support, advice and information.

Beyond Blue  1300 22 4636

Butterfly Foundation 1800 33 4673 or email support@thebutterflyfoundation.org.au
Support for sufferers of eating disorders

Suicide Call Back  1300 659 467

Survivors of Suicide Bereavement Support Association (SOSBSA)  1300 767 022

Head to Health
Australian Government’s Digital Mental Health Resources

Reach Out
Online resource for a range of issues young people encounter that affect their mental health; includes information for family and carers as well …

The Mind Map (UK)
Online resource for young people experiencing mental health issues that includes interviews with artistic and sporting talent, videos on exercise, nutrition, yoga and mindfulness (N.B. the ‘Find Help’ search provides information on UK-based services only)


RESOURCES/SUPPORT FOR ISSUES WITH ALCOHOL & OTHER DRUGS

Family Drug Support  1300 368 186 (available 24/ 7)

Qld Alcohol and Drug Information Service 1800 177 833  (anonymous;  available 24/7)
Free support, info and referral service

Your Room
Online resource for young people with appropriate facts about alcohol & other drugs (set up by NSW govt)

Positive Choices
Online portal for school communities providing access to accurate up-to-date drug education resources and prevention programs


MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCACY GROUPS

Australians for Mental Health
a people’s movement fighting to fix the broken system

Queensland Voice  (07) 3252 3999

Queensland Alliance for Mental Health Inc. (QAMH)  (07) 3252 9411


LEGAL SUPPORT

QPILCH Mental Health Law Practice (MHLP)  (07) 3846 6317
Providing legal support for those with mental health issues or impacted by mental health law

Shine Lawyers   1800 751 004
Legal experts in a range of areas of compensation law; Brisbane branch has history of undertaking cases related to mental health issues


GOVERNMENT BODIES

Queensland Health: Action on Youth Mental Health (Response to COI)

Queensland Mental Health Commission   1300 855 945

National Mental Health Commission  (02) 8229 7550


OTHER ASSOCIATED ORGANISATIONS

Health Consumers Queensland  (07) 3012 9090


APPROACHES TO YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA

CAMHeleon … Good Experiences for Young Mental Health Inpatients (UK)

IWK Health Centre remodelled into ‘adolescent village’ (Canada)


 

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